Q: If someone had said to you right about this time last
year you're going to have three big wins in 2012, what would your
response have been at the time?
TIGER WOODS: Hopefully they were three majors (laughing).
No, but considering where I was at last year, it's nice to be where
I'm at now. I was obviously struggling with my health last year, and
this year I was able to turn it around and I played some pretty good
golf this year which was good.
Q: Can you talk a little bit about what positives you're going to take out of this this week getting into the Ryder Cup?
TIGER WOODS: More than anything, I think this week my
short game was really dialed in this week. I chipped and putted really
well. I need to hit the ball a little better than I hit it certainly
this weekend. Hit it great the first day, but after that it wasn't very
good, especially on the weekend. Just fought hard to get where I was
Q: Given your success on the course, are you really disappointed or surprised at not finishing high up the board?
TIGER WOODS: If I hit the ball the way I did on the
weekend, it wasn't very good. So I fought very hard just to shoot what I
shot on the last couple of days. I shot under par, but, obviously, not
Q: Off the tee mostly?
TIGER WOODS: Just everything. I just didn't have it this
weekend. I wasn't sharp. On this golf course, you have to get the
ball on the fairway. This Bermuda rough, you don't know what it's going
But even when I had it on the fairway, shots that I would normally hit inside 10, 15 feet were not there.
Q: Tiger, last year you were having so much fun with the
guys in the Presidents Cup. How much do you relish that and look
forward to the camaraderie in the upcoming week?
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, it's so much fun. We don't really
play it that often. Once you leave college, we do it once a year which
is a shame, but it's fun. The Americans do it every year. The
Europeans or internationals do it every other year. So we get to get
together a little more frequently. It's a lot of fun for us because we
get to know everyone on a different level.
These cups bring out -- you build relationships that you have for the rest of your life because of these cups.
Q: Can you give it more than you can take it?
TIGER WOODS: It goes both ways. If you're going to give
it, you've got to be able to take it. It's a lot of fun. There's
always good ribbing. But we're a team. We're all in it together. We
have one common goal and that is to go out and beat the Europeans.
Q: Did 6 play different today than it did the other day?
TIGER WOODS: Yeah, it was gusty out there. It was
blowing in off the left, and I roasted a 5-iron in there. Hit a low
draw in there, and I had 188 to the front and I didn't even hit it 180.
It didn't go very far.
Q: Was the wind an issue overall?
TIGER WOODS: No, it was tough today. It was blowing.
Robert and I were talking about this today all day. We were just
shocked at how slow the greens were. They really put a lot of water on
them last night with the cooler air and less humidity, they were
probably afraid that they might get a little bit away from them. We had
a hard time getting putts to the hole today. They were just a little
Q: In the past you've either won the FedExCup or you've
not even been here. So this time you're going to be second, third or
fourth, it looks like. What's that mean to not get either, I guess?
TIGER WOODS: Well, coming off the last couple years it's
nice to be where I'm at and to be able to play in these things. I
played well pretty much all four playoff events. I just had a rough
last round at Barclays. But other than that, it was a pretty solid four
Q: Physically, how do you feel heading into next week?
TIGER WOODS: I feel good. You know, it will be nice to
shut it down tomorrow and gear up again because we've got a long, long
week ahead of us. We're all going to need our energy and get our rest
when we can.
Q: Any comments on Davis picking Brandt right about now?
TIGER WOODS: It's looking pretty good, isn't it? He's looking pretty good, yeah.
thanks, i had mised the presser.
Hi Paul_Sr. you are doing a great service here for Club Tiger, Thank You. lol
P.S. Tiger: As a TTF, I would have appreciated hearing from you after your weekend rounds @ East Lake via a short interview with TGC-NBC channels.
Tiger's pressers are always posted on this website.....plus a recap of the day. He has had post round mini interviews but they are not always aired. It's up to the guys in the control booth for the station.....sometimes the play is so intense they opt not to interrupt with interviews. I did see a portion of Tiger's presser on GC last night as well as a bit of his post round interview . You could tell they were two different interviews by the background.......
mmmmmmm too many pints last night?? Seriously, I have never thought he exuded lots of confidence. Always responds with "quips".
Did you catch Rory's interview? When a reported indicated he was "moving to Florida".....Rory sharply responded: "I've never said that"!!